How to Fix a Broken Ice Maker

Photo: Daniel Krason (Shutterstock) In the days before modern refrigerators and freezers, making and storing ice was an entire industry, and for a long time, having a few ice cubes to cool your drink was only something available to the wealthy. Of course, that’s no longer the case for most people—with many refrigerator/freezers now making …

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How to Get Campfire Smoke Smell Out of Your Clothes and Hair

Photo: anatoliy_gleb (Shutterstock) Whether you love or hate how a campfire smells in the moment—when you’re enjoying time outdoors with family or friends—you may not feel the same way about how your clothes and hair smell the next day. Or the next several days. The scent of campfire smoke is one that really lingers, and …

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Everything Coming to PlayStation Plus and Xbox Gamepass in August 2022

Just like your favorite video streaming apps, major gaming subscription services Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Plus add—and remove—new content each month. In August, PlayStation’s recently revamped PlayStation Plus services has a few marquee additions, among them a lineup of Yakuza games. Yakuza: Like A Dragon is one of the free games available for all …

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What’s Coming to Paramount Plus in August 2022

When I was 11, I could imagine no more subversive television show than Beavis and Butthead. It looked like a cartoon—you know, for kids!—but focused almost exclusively on stuff that was decidedly off-limits in my household: swearing, watching music videos, hitting my brother in the head with a baseball bat, setting stuff on fire. (Fire! …

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Buy a Meta Oculus Quest 2 Now, Before the Price Jumps $100

Photo: Boumen Japet (Shutterstock) If you’ve been waffling over whether to purchase a Meta Quest 2 VR system, it’s time to make a decision: Meta announced yesterday that the price of the Quest 2 is going up by $100 on Aug. 1. This means you only five days to break out the credit card or be …

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Never Use This TikTok Travel ‘Hack’

Photo: Jim Lambert (Shutterstock) A “travel hack” is currently going viral on TikTok, promising to reliably get you to the front of the line when you’re boarding a flight and/or let you pass to the front of TSA security lines. I’m not going to share the videos, because they’re trash, but it works like this: …

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How to Turn a Landline Telephone Into a Cell Phone Bluetooth Receiver

Photo: ShutterStockStudio (Shutterstock) I’m not usually the nostalgic type, but I miss landline phones. Cell phones may do eight billion things, but they are tiny and inconsequential—artificial, semi-disposable black rectangles—whereas old telephones have weight, substance, and style. They come in lots of colors. The receiver feels good in your hand. It feels great when you …

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The Most Clever Ways to Use Honey (Besides Eating It)

Photo: Subbotina Anna (Shutterstock) From something as simple to adding a dollop to your tea, to glazing over potatoes to make honey tots in your air fryer, there is no shortage of dishes that can be spruced up with a dash of this natural nectar. But honey’s usefulness expands beyond the kitchen: A handful of …

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Here’s When You Should Take the Miles for a Canceled Flight

Photo: People Image Studio (Shutterstock) Airline travel has been notoriously challenging this summer. If you find yourself among the many travelers who are dealing with delayed or canceled flights, the airline may offer you compensation in the form of either miles or cash back. But which one is the better option for you? How much …

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